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From medieval to modern times. The Festungsberg and the Mönchsberg provide the unique backdrop for the Baroque city of Mozart.

On Tour with FestungsBahn funicular and MönchsbergAufzug lift

A Perfect Day on Salzburg's City Mountains

Ride up on the FestungsBahn funicular

If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, a walk across the city mountains will be just what you are looking for. Thanks to the FestungsBahn funicular, you will be able to ride from the Salzburg historic district up to the city’s most famous landmark, the Fortress Hohensalzburg, practically in the blink of an eye: just 54 seconds. Even during the ride up, you will be treated to a unique view across the city. After exploring the medieval fortress, you will be able to recharge your batteries as you explore the city forests high above the rooftops below, enjoying the tranquility in combination with magical views.

World of Forests and Meadows

If you leave Fortress Hohensalzburg on foot, you will come across a footpath that eventually leads you to the Mönchsberg and the Museum der Moderne (the museum of modern art). During your 30 minute stroll far removed from the bustling streets below, you aren’t merely treated to beautiful views: Your walk through the forest will take you past historic homes and fortifications, the interactive WasserSpiegel museum, a Buddhist stupa and even a vineyard. And all of this with the Baroque city of Mozart right there before your eyes. 

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Ride back to the city with MönchsbergAufzug Lift

Once you have reached the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, an architecturally intriguing building in its own right, you might wish to treat yourself to a bite to eat at gourmet restaurant m32, explore the museum and its astonishing collections, or simply take a quick ride on the MönchsbergAufzug lift back down to the valley.

TIPS:
  • Enjoy the variety of Salzburg with the Salzburg Card.
  • Your ticket for the ride down on the FestungsBahn funicular can also be used on the MönchsbergAufzug lift.